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On Tuesday 6th December, The Cluny sees one of the most influential figures in today’s UK hip-hop scene roll into town. 

Dirty Dike, the prolific producer and rapper, and driving force behind much of what has been good about High Focus’s output over the last ten years is not something to be missed. If you’ve not listened to him before, his sound is a mix of juxtapositions; abrasive in content and attitude, but polished and virtuosic in its production and delivery. Dike’s output, his production in particular, owes a lot to a more old school form of hip-hop; you’ll find no heavy trap or drill influences here. Instead, Dike samples from an eclectic range of influences, creating beats that are deceptively simple on the surface, but that simplicity is achieved through supreme musical maturity and nuanced sensibility.

If you’ve heard Dike rhyme, you know how good he is, so it says a lot that his production almost overshadows his ability as an emcee. Give this show a visit if you want to hear what the best producer in the UK sounds like in his element.

Dirty Dike plays The Cluny, Newcastle on Tuesday 6th December.


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